Why might someone have voted for Trump?

Yes, Trump won the Electoral College which is what matters. Still, it bothers me that the “loser” of this election currently has more than 2,676,170 MORE votes than the winner (2 percent and climbing); that the minority can dictate to us really burns me up.

Nevertheless, as of this time, 62.9 million voters thought that Trump was suitable for the job of President. And many of my friends are saying stuff like this:


So, why might have someone voted for Trump? I’ll need to see an analysis of the exit polls. But here are some things that I’ve heard, either in person or online:

1. The Republican will always get a certain percentage of “always Republican” votes.
2. Many just despised Hillary Clinton.
3. This was a push back against “political correctness” (at least the liberal version of it)
4. Some really believe that Trump can bring manufacturing jobs and coal jobs back (one predicted that Trump would flip Ohio and Pennsylvania because of coal).
5. Some really see the “base culture” of the United States slipping away (“press 1 for English”, growing acceptance of Islam, etc.)
6. Some thing that a political outsider might “shake things up” and Hillary Clinton is the ultimate insider.
7. Some wanted contrast from the cool, calculating, cerebral Obama.
8. Some did not want a female president.
9. Some thought Trump might be a “law and order” guy, at least for the common criminals.
10. Some wanted more isolationism?

Ah, it is a lot to think about. I have much more to say but grading of final exams is my current priority.

Workout notes: weights plus a 5K walk in the cold (Bradley Park course). Weights: rotator cuff, pull ups (5 sets of 10), incline presses: 10 x 135, 5 x 160, 10 x 150, military: 2 sets of 10 x 50 standing dumbbell, 20 x 50 dumbbell (seated, supported), rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50, headstand.

I did an exercise class with Ms. Vickie last night; I went with Barbara.


December 8, 2016 - Posted by | political/social, politics, politics/social, walking, weight training | , ,

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